“We started because street harassment, particularly of students, is a massive problem in Bangor, and it’s a problem that no one wants to take seriously.” -Jennifer Krase
One of our youngest sites, Hollaback! Gwynedd, launched in April of this year and has already had a significant impact on their community. Gwynedd has already partnered with two student unions, surveyed 400 students about their experiences of street harassment, and met with 40 community leaders, including university boards and local police. This summer, Hollaback! Gwynedd is working on organizing a partnerships meeting with community safety groups in the area, including women’s aid networks and rape crisis centers. In the fall, Gwynedd looks forward to hosting a feminist punk rock concert, and organizing additional events to get first-year students involved in the movement.